The day the news came that a dog ramp had been set up in front of a Washington park, I had a quick chat with the park’s president.
The ramp is intended to be a “safety hub” that will be used to get dogs and other pets into and out of the park.
But it was also designed to attract “puppy-friendly” visitors and visitors to the park, who would be encouraged to leave their pets behind when they were not in the park — so long as they could be safely kept inside.
The president told me he hoped I would “be able to get you all out.”
A few days later, I received a letter from park officials saying that the ramp would be closed for the foreseeable future.
But the reason was not the dog ramp, but rather that the president had not met with me to discuss the situation.
I received another letter from the park this month informing me that the city had agreed to build a ramp outside the park to accommodate visitors.
As far as I can tell, no one from the city has actually contacted me or given me a reason for the closure.
That’s not to say the city is taking the matter lightly.
“The park and city are going to try to get to the bottom of this as quickly as possible,” the park manager told me.
“There is a lot of work ahead to make sure it’s safe and we’re getting it right.”
The lack of communication between the park and the mayor’s office was concerning, but the mayor has said that the park will be open “when and if we need it.”
I’m hopeful that the situation will improve, but for now I will continue to be cautious.
As I write this, I have a 2-year-old Labrador, Kaitlyn, on my lap and I am planning to continue keeping her there until the end of this week.
I am a little wary of getting too comfortable with the idea of pet-friendly parks.
I have always been a dog person and the fact that my son and I have to get in the car and drive around with our kennels on a daily basis is something I am wary of.
I’m worried about my dogs being hurt or attacked, but that worry is tempered by the fear that if something happens to me I might not be able to go back to work or my life.
I want to be able have my dogs and my kids, and I’m not afraid of going to the dogs park.
However, I do worry that I might lose them if the city decides to close it.
I know that I am more than willing to take the risk.
I just wish the park was open.
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